Family Works Central

Making Aotearoa New Zealand
the best place to raise children
in flourishing families


Welcome to Family Works Taranaki centre

Family Works Central provides a range of services to support children, young people, adults and families in the Taranaki community. We have Family Works centres in New Plymouth, Waitara, Hawera and Stratford.

Family Works Central can provide the following services and support groups in the Taranaki. For detailed information about when programmes and services are available please feel free to give us a call.


Family Works counsellors are able to offer counselling support for children, teens and adults, including individuals, couples and families who are facing challenging or difficult times.
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Family Dispute Resolution

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) helps families reach agreement on parenting arrangements after a separation or divorce.
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Parenting through Separation

Family Works Parenting through Separation is a free information programme that helps you work out what’s best for your children when you’re separating.
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Incredible Years parenting programme

Incredible Years is an evidence-based support programme for parents of children aged between three and eight years.
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Growing Together parenting programme

Growing Together is Family Works Central’s own parent education and support programme.
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Negotiating the Minefield

Sometimes being the parent or caregiver to a teenager can feel like negotiating a minefield. This is particularly true when your teen is stressed or distressed.
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Connecting with your Child/Teen

Having a great relationship with your children and/or teenagers makes parenting much easier.
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Strengthening Families

If your family is being supported by more than one community organisation or government service, Strengthening Families may be for you.
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Workplace support

Family Works Central is an accredited provider of counselling and workplace support services through various Employee Assistance programmes (EAP).
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Out of Gate: community reintegration

Family Works Central can support women being released from Arohata Prison, near Wellington, to settle back into the community after spending time in prison.
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Contact details


Family Works New Plymouth centre
Phone: 06 758 5037
Visit: 51 Buller Street, New Plymouth
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Family Works’ Hawera centre
Phone: 06 278 6385
Visit: 45 Regent Street, Hawera


Family Works’ Stratford centre
Phone: 06 765 0531
Visit: Community House, 52 Juliet Street, Stratford


Family Works’ Waitara centre
Phone: 06 758 5037
Visit: Knox Church, 17 Grey Street, Waitara